Thursday, November 10, 2011

Organic O-Wool from Tunney Wool Company

Fancy Tiger Crafts has just received its first 100% organic wool yarn! We love the O-Wool Legacy DK for its softness, sturdiness, and sustainable mission. Jocelyn runs the Tunney Wool Company out of Pennsylvania and she has a passion for organic wool. Organic wool means a lot in terms of yarn production. It means happier, healthier sheep who are eating organic feed and are not being harmed with any synthetic medicines or chemical dips. You can learn more about organic wool practices and processes here. Jocelyn was sweet enough to send samples of our favorite O-Wool patterns so stop by the store soon to see and feel these beautiful garments in person.

Amber and I went on a photoshoot in all of our favorite South Broadway businesses to show you these awesome garments. Here I am wearing the Porticus in Jen's lovely shop, Hazel and Dewey, which showcases beautifully crafted housewares. I love this sweater and have already cast on to make my own. A simple stitch pattern at the yoke makes this turtleneck interesting and it is super comfy and flattering to wear. 

Here is Amber modeling the Voussoir cardigan in our favorite home-away-from-Fancy-Tiger, Ironwood, where owners Ally and Jeff have the most amazing collection of objects: gemstones, animal skulls, strange houseplants, antiques and locally made furniture and art. This colorwork cardigan features a classic design with updated fit. We could spend hours in here, but for now we'll head down Broadway to...

...Illiterate Gallery, where curator Adam showcases the best art in all the land. It is the perfect place to wear the hip Houndstooth Bandana. This over-sized houndstooth bandana design uses a simple four row colorwork and it has ties at the end which are great for pin-free shawl-wearing action.

Here I am wearing the Montgolfier pullover in our new favorite bakery, Sugar Bakeshop. We especially love the homemade whoopie pies and pop tarts--today the pop tarts are filled with nutella! This sweater has a sugar-sweet lace yoke design and we love the bright cherry red.

Legwarmers are adorable and cozy, so you should probably make these Parapets right away! Amber is modeling them and the Assiniboine cowl in local apothecary Artemisia and Rue, purveyors of herbs, essential oils and delicious small batch chocolates and goodies. Artemisia and Rue is a fitting backdrop for these organic handknits.

We have a lovely palette of the Legacy DK available so you can make all of these amazing garments in your favorite color. There are also lots of free patterns that can be found on the O-wool website here.

Thanks, South Broadway!

1 comment:

Deb said...

What a wonderful photo shoot. Now I really want to come visit:)